Nintendo Online cloud save service will not work for every game

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Sep 7, 2018.



    Though Nintendo's online service is launching soon, full information is sparse. One piece of knowledge has been revealed recently, likely accidentally due to the delayed direct, however, in regards to cloud saves. If you pay for Nintendo Switch Online, which gives you cloud save support, you might want to know that not all of your games will be compatible. Certain listings for games on Nintendo's site specify that they will not work with Save Data Cloud backup. These listings include Pokemon Let's Go, Splatoon 2, Dark Souls Remastered, Dead Cells, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19, and NBA Playgrounds.

    For the above games that are multiplatform, they do indeed support cloud save support on other consoles with PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.

    :arrow: Source: Nintendo Official Site
    Discussion (115 replies)
  1. Vieela

    Vieela GBATemp's official thinker™

    Jan 18, 2017
    Ok Nintendo, you messed up. Way to do a 360 dunk to the trashcan with a console... (less exagerated version: this sucks. a lot.)
  2. Scarlet

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    Looking at it, the tl;dr is that it won't work for games with monstrously large save files, or games where the feature could be abused. It's fair enough to be honest.
    jarbar3000, Slackot, Xzi and 5 others like this.
  3. Wuigi

    Wuigi GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2012
    Probably because there is a restore function that would enable pokemon cloning, etc.
    Still stupid because you can backup all your saves for free and they are charging you money for a few MBs like we're in 2006.
  4. epickid37

    epickid37 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jan 4, 2017
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    Of course they won't...
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    PRAGMA GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 29, 2015
    Honestly surprised if anyone uses online paid, theres really no benefits apart from paying the $$$ for NES games...
    This console actually fking sucks so far in terms of Game Library.
    Barely any 1st-party games, its basically a trash dump for indies to put there games on
  6. Queen of SoS

    Queen of SoS Story of Seasons Queen

    Feb 13, 2016
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    Oh well that’s what Edizon is for:)
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  7. epickid37

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    Jan 4, 2017
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    Mt. Celeste
    • Mario Odyssey
    • BOTW
    • Splatoon 2
    • Arms
    • Mk8d
    • Smash soon(tm)
  8. YuseiFD

    YuseiFD GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 6, 2016
    "b-but the nintendo switch is the best console ever !" - soybois
  9. Queen of SoS

    Queen of SoS Story of Seasons Queen

    Feb 13, 2016
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    Yea but that’s still pretty small compared to the other consoles. I know the switch is a year old but still it should have way more 1st party games.
  10. Osha

    Osha Weh

    Jun 19, 2012
    I thought consoles thrived with their 3rd party games, which is why Nintendo couldn't compete. Funny how the discourse changes every time I read complaints about Nintendo.
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  11. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 24, 2015
    Nintendo is pissing at all of gamers. Paying for sth that is insane. I they should rethink it again, even Google and Fcken Apple is ofering limited cloud space for free, and Nintendo wanna charge for cutted service :(
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  12. Reploid

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    Jan 20, 2010
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  13. Queen of SoS

    Queen of SoS Story of Seasons Queen

    Feb 13, 2016
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    They do thrive from third party games. I’m just stating that they don’t have many 1st party games yet. I wasn’t really complaining cuz tbh I don’t really care. I’m more worried about Animal Crossing/Story of seasons being released more than anything.
  14. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 17, 2013
    So basically one player games only?

    Keep supporting this kind of shit, guys.
    If I were you, I would drop Nintendo hard in a boycott just for the whole way they are treating the userbase.
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  15. chartube12

    chartube12 CPT Chazz 713

    Mar 3, 2010
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    Never was expecting it to work with Pokémon. But I am expecting a new bank to be available with Pokémon 19

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    Google also increases the free size of life time storage, if your fast enough to claim it when available.
  16. PikachuR77

    PikachuR77 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 6, 2018
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    Minecraft will have save backup and it's save files are calculated in gigabytes.
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  17. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Sep 15, 2015
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    (Some are not be 1st parties or exclusives but I think they are worth been mentioned)

    • Xenoblade 2
    • Kirby Star Allies
    • DK:TF
    • Mario × Rabbids
    • Super Mario Party
    • Octopath Traveler
    • MH:G
    • Super Bomberman R
    • Doom
    • Pokémon: Let's Go
    • Fire Emblem 3 houses
    • Yoshi (Working title)
    • Sonic Mania
    • Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy
    • Pokémon 2019
    • Dragon Quest Builders
    • Wolfenstein
    • Blazblue
    • Bayonetta
    • Captain Toad
    • Rocket League
    • A hat in time (SoonTM)
    • Skyrim
    • Minecraft
    • L.A Noire
    • Saints Row (SoonTM)
    • Star Link
    • Megaman 11
    • Okami HD
    • Yooka Laylee
    • DarkSouls Remastered
    • Wonderboy
    • DB Xenoverse & FighterZ
    • Overcooked 1 & 2
    • Celeste
    • Owlboy
    • Inside
    • Limbo
    • Dragon Quest Heroes (Not out in the west yet I think)
    • Metroid Prime 4 (SoonTM)
    • No More Heroes 3 (SoonTM)

    And if you like sports I guess you can play FIFA or NBA

    Either way, back on topic

    This is weird and kinda dumb
    Last edited by Sinon, Sep 7, 2018
  18. Closet Nerd

    Closet Nerd GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    I'm guessing <1% of users actually need cloud save support on their games. Stll, a paid service thingy should come with no strings attached. This is dumb.
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  20. the_randomizer

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    Cloud saves, please. Controlling how and when/where they back up is much better.
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